cheesy leek and root veg bake
February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized
Imagine tender root veg baked in thick cheesy leek sauce. After seeing Simply Delicious’s cheesy leek risotto , I could not stop fantisizing about leeks and cheese! In the fridge, I had a packet of prepared mixed root veg, leeks(a staple at home as I prefer them over onions) and smoked cheese(it’s my flavour of the month, no joke, I add it to everything!). So a cheesy veggie bake would suffice…satisfying on it’s own as a meatless Monday dish or as a side dish for a roast!
You will need:
Serves 2 – 4
500 g mixed root veg(carrot, butternut, sweet potato, potato)
2 leeks, finely sliced
45 ml butter
45 ml flour
300 ml milk
200 ml cheese of your choice or a combination(smoked cheese, cheddar, blue cheese, parmesan)
1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
salt and pepper
30 ml parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
Parboil the veggies in prepared vegetable stock until tender(not mushy)
Saute the leeks in the butter until soft, stir in the flour and heat through, followed by the milk. Continue stirring over moderate heat until thickened. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the cheese until well combined. Season.
Combine the veggies and cheesy leek sauce, spoon into a medium sized baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parmesan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
Happy Monday all! Wishing you a super week!